Toledo Rockets (1-0) at Western Michigan Broncos (1-0)
College Football: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Waldo Stadium)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -1 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toledo Rockets and Western Michigan Broncos meet in a battle of winners of their first games on Wednesday in week 11 MAC college football action at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.
The Toledo Rockets beat Bowling Green in their season opener and look for their first 2-0 start since 2017. The Toledo Rockets have lost four straight road games. Eli Peters is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 214 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Peters has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Bryce Mitchell and Bryant Koback have combined for 108 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerjuan Newton has three receptions. The Toledo Rockets ground game is averaging 310 yards per contest, and Shakif Seymour leads the way with 93 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toledo is allowing three points and 267 yards per game. Dyontae Johnson leads the Toledo Rockets with seven tackles, Nate Bauer has one interception and Jamal Hines has one forced fumble.
The Western Michigan Broncos beat Akron in their season opener and look for their first 2-0 start since 2016. The Western Michigan Broncos have won seven straight home games. Kaleb Eleby is completing 75 percent of his passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Eleby has seven touchdown passes on 173 career pass attempts. D'Wayne Eskridge and Jaylen Hall have combined for 182 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Skyy Moore has three receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 218 yards per contest, and La'Darius Jefferson leads the way with 70 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 13 points and 256 yards per game. Treshaun Hayward leads the Western Michigan Broncos with seven tackles, Marshawn Kneeland has two sacks and A.J. Thomas has one interception.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Broncos are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 home games. The underdog is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
The Toledo Rockets have won three straight against Western Michigan and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. That should mean something heading into this contest, but the bottom line is it's hard to get a great feel for either of these teams after just one game and they both looked good. These middle of the week MAC games are usually crazy and often tossups, and I'm leaning toward Western Michigan at home. Toledo had issues on the road last season and Western Michigan hasn't lost a home game since November of 2018.
Give me the Western Michigan Broncos in this tossup contest.